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scorched 6,000 acres. it's just 5% contained. mandatory evacuations are in effect for at least two communities. and here's a live look right now from our mount vaca cam. you can see a lot of smoke and that glow from the fire. it is thursday, july 23. i'm maria medina. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. the "wragg fire" is burning through some steep and rugged terrain southeast of lake berryessa west of the town of winter. it's posing a very tough challenge for the 380 firefighters who are working on it this morning. julie watts is in yolo county, where firefighters are preparing to head back to work this morning to try to put it out. good morning, julie. >> reporter: good morning. now that the sun is up over the last couple of minutes, we have seen a large number of fire trucks and crews leave the staging area to head back up to the fireline. you can see there's still equipment behind me. just beyond it a burnt hill. you can see how close those flames have come. firefighters face unpredictable winds yesterday difficult
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terrain and, of course, because of the drought it's bone dry. billowing smoke and crackling flames created an orange and black backdrop for tankers fighting the massive fire. a dc-10 has been dropping retardant along with hundreds of firefighters who have been battling this hard to reach fire tearing across this rural section of northern california. helicopters scooped up water one bucket at a time each holding 324 gallons. emergency responders feared the fire would move quickly. and it did ballooning to thousands of acres in a matter of hours. >> super dry vegetation four years of drought not helping us any. the winds keep changing and shifting direction. >> all of a sudden they were, like, the winds are moving rapidly and it shifts -- we don't have very much contained and it's just spreading so fast and you guys just need to leave. >> reporter: now, the fire threat forced some cattle and horses to flee. and cal fire says the wildfire may have been sparked by a car
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accident yesterday afternoon. but they say the cause is still under investigation. now, back out here live, we should note the plains that you saw in the video -- the planes that you saw in the video were grounded overnight. it's standard not to fight from the air in the dark. now that the sun is up, they anticipate to start the aerial firefight again witness the next couple of hours. >> julie, how about structures? we know they are threatening a number of communities. but has anything burned just yet? >> reporter: yeah. hundreds of structures threatened by these flames. so far, one outbuilding has been destroyed and cal fire says one home has been damaged. but so far, no reports of injuries. >> thank you, julie watts live in yolo county this morning. the fire is burning at a high level of intensity as you can see there. some people tried to use hoses to fight the flames on their own and even as julie said wild animals apparently are aware of the danger a couple of deer made a run for it.
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how about weather? a little bit of wind up that way? are we going to be toning it down a little? >> it won't be as windy as yesterday but nevertheless it certainly will be breezy with occasional stronger gusts. i believe it was back in 2007, 2008 when kpix 5 partnered with noaa and we established our hi- def doppler radar atop mount vaca and with it we established a camera and that's why we alone are able to provide with you this particular view from mount vaca looking out towards the "wragg fire" at this very early hour. you can see the smoke is not going straight up. it's wavering and we have currently wind gusts there up to 22 miles per hour. the air temperatures standard about 54 degrees. the forecast for today a high at the "wragg fire" of 84. the winds will blow out of the west 10 to 20. the fires do create their own windstorms so we have to be mindful of that, low tonight 53 degrees. winds are settling now at the peninsula. 11 east bay in san ramon, 14 in concord, and 28-mile-per-hour
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winds in fairfield and napa the winds under 10 miles per hour. today's high temperatures the coolest day of the workweek, 60s beaches, 60s, 70s bayside. we'll have partial clear of the skies around the peninsula in the 70s. low 80s at best east bay. triple digits back in the forecast. i'll talk about that next time around. a lot of pictures of the "wragg fire" showing up on social media this morning. this one is from instagram taken in vacaville. you can see the aircraft in the photo at the top. the smoke made for an amazing sunset last night. a lot of smoke in the air, no blue skies in this photo and you can see flames in the hills. keep sharing your photos of the "wragg fire." the communities of quail ridge and golden bear are under mandatory evacuation orders. this fire is threatening 200 homes. we'll have updates throughout the morning on air as well as
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online at to other local news now it is a time of mourning for the people of hayward and the bay area law enforcement community after a police sergeant was shot to death in the line of duty. kpix 5's anne makovec is at hayward city hall where a memorial is growing. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. and this is a small community so this is really hitting hard even for people who did not know sergeant lunger. there is a small memorial growing here in front of hayward city hall which is in the downtown area. and that is of course below the flags flying at half-staff. 48-year-old sergeant scott lunger was killed yesterday morning. he was a husband and father of two daughters. sergeant lunger had been with the hayward police force for 15 years here at city hall. friends, colleagues, firefighters, everybody came to pay their respects at city hall. >> police force is in the a very sexy job. nobody wants a cop unless they
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need one. today is a day that i just really want to thank my community for coming together and supporting all of us. >> reporter: sergeants lunger was shot -- sergeant lunger was shot during a traffic stop at 3 a.m. yesterday. he saw a man in pickup truck swerving down residential streets so he pulled the driver over and got out of his patrol car. that is when the driver opened fire. sergeant lunger's partner was in another patrol car. he fired at the pickup as it sped away. a third officer tried to revive sergeant lunger but he died at eden medical center. the suspect's truck was later found abandoned in oakland. he is now in jail. we don't know yet when the funeral for sergeant lunger is going to be planned. but we are sure that officers from around the state will be here in hayward for that. live in hayward, anne makevoc, kpix 5. here's what we know about the suspect identified as 21- year-old mark estrada. he lives in oakland. he works in hayward for his
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father's company. now, police say estrada does have gang ties but doesn't have a criminal record. right now he is in the hospital with gunshot wounds he got when shot by sergeant lunger's partner. estrade is not cooperating with investigators. we have more information about the shooting death of sergeant scott lunger at 6:07. a check of traffic now with gianna. >> and good morning from the traffic center. we have a brand-new accident to report in santa rosa. chp and fire crews are on scene, injuries reported. it is southbound 101 at college in the community direction. it's blocking of off-ramp so expect delays as you approach the scene. elsewhere, sticking with the north bay there, we want to report that there are closures on state route 128 for the "wragg fire" at the "wragg
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fire" in the area. busy at 580. san mateo bridge okay with extra cars on the road still clear towards foster city westbound. marin county no delays as you work your way southbound 101580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza. this morning on capitol hill a house committee will hold a hearing about the cities and counties that declare themselves sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants. there's been renewed debate of course on the issue since the deadly shooting in san francisco which is a sanctuary. the man suspected of killing kate steinle has deported several times and has a criminal record. steinle's father will testify again later today. the suspect in the steinle shooting was in court for a brief hearing yesterday. francisco sanchez hung his head as he walked in and out of the courtroom. judge set another hearing for next week. a man is in custody accused of holding a woman captive for a year. richmond police raided an
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apartment building in the city's iron triangle area earlier this week. they say they rescued a woman from nicaragua who was a victim of human trafficking. she said she was held against her will inside a closet and was sexual assaulted for a year. it caught neighbors by surprise. >> i see them go to dinner, go to dry clothes, go wash clothes, go shopping. yeah. she was at home all day long by herself to leave. she could leave if she wanted to. >> now police say 35-year-old constantino sanchez is charged with kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment among other charges. some new questions keep coming up in the death of a woman in a texas jail cell. sandra bland was arrested after she assaulted an officer during this traffic stop. a medical examiner ruled bland killed herself. her medical intake form was released yesterday. it says on one page that brand made a prior suicide attempt and another page she said she never had attempted suicide.
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her friends and family are demanding an explanation. >> i'm infuriated and everybody else should be, as well. >> bland was never placed on a suicide watch. federal and local authorities are now investigating the case as a possible homicide. it is 6:10. more concern about the safety of ridesharing services after a bay area couple is suddenly attacked by a group of fellow passengers. >> and wine lovers, raise a glass! local vineyards make a historic occasion. >> 10 minutes after the hour of 6:00 from the kpix 5 weather center. good morning, everyone! we are keeping an eye on the forecast for the "wragg fire" and also when temperatures will hit 100 degrees. >> and taking a look at conditions at 580 slow at the
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live look at the major wildfire. wind whipped flames have been burning near lake berryessa in both napa and yolo counties. a lot of smoke as you can see this morning. the fire is just 5% contained. and the winds have been picking up within the past hour. so far, the "wragg fire" has burned 6,000 acres. communities of quail ridge and golden bear under mandatory evacuation orders. 200 structures are threatened. about 525 firefighters are working on the fire aided by six air tankers. it started about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. it may be linked to a car fire on highway 121 around that same time. there have been plenty of problems between passengers and drivers who work for ridesharing services like uber and lyft. kpix 5's andria borba with details of a really ugly encounter in san francisco. it's a story you'll see only on
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"5". >> reporter: it was just before 2 a.m. when this couple who asked not to be identified were attacked in a shared lyft. it was near the corner of 15th and valencia when two men in the suv with them got crude. >> they just were talking, like, really derogatorily about women and about dating apps and their coworkers and just saying pretty nasty things that were not comfortable. >> reporter: when the couple asked the men to stop, things exploded. >> he just says to me, you need to control your woman. and since it's not, like, 1850, i took offense to that. >> before i knew it he was just throwing punches, like, he hit me in the head five or six times. >> reporter: her boyfriend has a knot on his forehead from the punches. she says the driver didn't stop the ride until she yelled for help h that's when the two men took off and the boyfriend called 911. >> but there was nothing i could do because i just didn't have the data that lyft is just -- just has, you know, who these people were, what their
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addresses and phone number is. >> reporter: the driver tried and failed to get a hold of lyft. >> people who are driving should be trained to know what to do should something arise. they should also -- there should be protocol for calling the cops. the driver stood there like a deer in the headlights. >> reporter: two hours later lyft called with this. >> we can offer you $5 and a restaurant certificate. >> reporter: that's when the couple took to their laptops and lit up lyft on social media and lyft got back to them with a better explanation but little help. >> incidents like this help us figure out how to do better and be better in the future which basically sounded to me like, we have to figure out how unsafe people are before we figure out how to make them safe. >> reporter: both say they will never ride lyft again. in san francisco, andria borba, kpix 5. >> and san francisco police say they are investigating and are working with lyft to find the people involved.
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all right. it is a start of the harvest in napa. >> it is! and it's coming earlier than ever before. fun day at work there, huh? normally the crush begins in mid-august but due to the drought and when the rain comes in the fall, the grapes are ripening earlier and maturing unevenly, by the way producing high quality fruit in lower quantities. this year's harvest will be sold as wine in three years when it matures in the barrels and stuff. but i guess it makes for better wine. >> one good thing the drought is doing, right? >> i guess. one of the few anyway. how are we doing? we are getting busy. the morning commute is heating up in a couple spots especially in santa rosa 101 southbound at college. we have an accident with injuries. tow crews just arriving on scene. chp, tow and fire crews have the off-ramp blocked while they clear it. it's in the commute direction so give yourself some extra time there. checking roads elsewhere just a
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heads up we have been obviously monitoring the "wragg fire" this morning. there are closures in effect 128 closed solano, napa county line to 121 so avoid the area if you can. elsewhere westbound 580 at hacienda has some traffic hazards in the roadways. looks like they were red barrels in the road so it caused a snag there. westbound 580 slow-and-go. also past the 680, 23 minutes slow-and-go coming away from tracy but that's business as usual for your morning drive. looking a little bit better though towards 680. the dublin interchange, all right. taking a look at eight now both directions no delays through oakland northbound you're clear all the way if you are headed towards the bay bridge you're going to see delays into the maze. southbound 880, starting to see some brake lights through hayward and, of course, the bay bridge metering lights are on. backed up to the maze not backed upcoming off the eastshore freeway, reports of a possible accident at the bay bridge involving two cars, no word yet if it's blocking any lanes. chp headed out to the scene. we'll get more information on that coming up but right now san mateo bridge looks good. westbound 880 to 101, about a 13-minute ride. it's been pretty quiet on the
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san mateo bridge all morning. eastbound no delays foster city into hayward. and marin county still a very nice drive towards the golden gate bridge. roberta? >> you know, gianna, for nearly 20 years now i have developed this really great relationship with the bay area air quality district but i just tweeted out to my buddies there saying, shouldn't we have an air alert for the north bay? so far, we're calling for no alerts. air quality is good but obviously it's not! this is our live weather camera from mount vaca looking out towards the "wragg fire," which is burning out of control. very thick air in the napa and solano county areas at this hour. we have ash falling, as well. temperature-wise we are in the 50s and 60s. the winds will blow out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour today in that particular area. but fire does create its own windstorm so we'll keep a watchful eye on that. air temperature topping off at 84 degrees. we have picked up winds at concord at 14, fairfield 28- mile-per-hour winds,napa under 10-mile-per-hour winds. we have an enhanced marine
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layer this morning that's causing airport delays at sfo at over one hour, 17 minutes, on some arriving flights. otherwise, we have this trough in the upper atmosphere draped across california. it's budding up with that ridge of high pressure and that's why we have a breezy day slated for today. not as windy as yesterday but nevertheless, high pressure continues to build in. as it do, a warmup begins on friday. wait until you see the seven- day forecast. meanwhile, mid-80s at the state capital today. thunderstorms potential at least sierra into yosemite. 67 degrees once the clouds lift in the monterey bay area. partial clearing at best along lot coast, 70s bayside and peninsula and unseasonably mild livermore at 75. extended forecast over the weekend seasonal and triple digits tuesday and wednesday. the lake berryessa will hit 100 tuesday. that's your thursday forecast. we have a look at sports next.
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good morning. we got the a's game from last night. let's just say, nine innings, not enough. roll 'em. this fella's batteries wore out by the time this was done. tyler loaded them up and walked in the tying run. same score tenth. runner on third. ike davis going to try to beat it out. he is going to try to beat it out and he's called safe!! it was reviewed. the a's won 4-3. they get out of the a.l. west cellar. ike davis got a gatorade
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shower. meantime, matt duffy, the '80s called, they want the shirt back. you can keep the cat. matt cain wish he had this on a string. padres jerko got him. 1-0 san diego. but buster posey in the 7th broke the one-all tie. matt kemp had to get by him. that cost him a couple of runnings. giants won 7-1 to take two of three at san diego. check this kid on the right trying to consume a hot dog, okay? the fella's losing the battle. he tries to -- he has all kinds of issues with the bun. and hold it! hold it! hold it! oh. then he says, heck with it i'm using my hand. that's kid stuff in anaheim. that's sports at this hour. have i good one. i'll see you around. >> who needs the bun?
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play of the day in atlanta, braves and dodger and a little defense. he could lasko making the diving stab at third base. he is going to chuck across the diamond. dodgers won 3-1. the play of the day goes to l.a. as the sun comes up here near the "wragg fire," daylight is revealing thick smoke and burnt hills. coming up, what firefighters expect to face later today. >> and a bay area community mourning the loss of a police sergeant who died in the line of duty. coming up, the impact his
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a wildfire consumed 6,000 acres near lake berryessa and it's 5% contained. mandatory evacuations are in effect right now for two communities. mount vaca is shrouded in smoke as firefighters diligently get to work again today. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, july 23. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm maria medina. time of now is 6:30. the "wragg fire" is burning in napa and yolo counties. cal fire says 525 firefighters are working on it dealing with steep and rugged terrain. julie watts is in yolo county where firefighters are heading back to the fireline. good morning, julie.
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>> reporter: good morning. as you just mentioned thick smoke from the mount vaca cam and roberta mentioned earlier the air quality out here, i don't know if you can see it. but there's ash floating in the air coming down from this fire thick smoke out here today. as the sun comes up, fire crews have left the staging area heading back to the fire lines. you can see the burnt hills behind me remnants of what they fought yesterday. firefighters have been facing unpredictable winds, difficult terrain and because of the drought, it's also bone dry. billowing smoke and crackling flames created an orange and black backdrop for tankers fighting the massive fire. several of the flames along with hundreds of firefighters are battling the hard-to-reach fire tearing across this rural section of northern california. helicopters scooped up water one bucket at a time each holding 324 gallons. >> this has a potential to be a major incident based on the fire behavior right now. >> reporter: emergency responders fear the fire would
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move quickly and it did ballooning to thousands of acres in a matter of hours. >> super dry vegetation, four years of drought not helping us. the winds keep changing and shifting direction. >> reporter: the threat force the cattle and horses to flee. >> vehicle accident spread to the vegetation. >> reporter: according to cal fire, the wildfire may have been sparked by a car accident on wednesday afternoon. >> we have to go back down. >> reporter: cell phone video captured what's thought to be the aftermath of the accident. it shows a car resting in dry brush on the side of the road over taken by flames. scott have evacuating his winters area home. >> we just grabbed the things that are were important to us, our do, and the vest in god's hands -- the rest is in god's hands. >> reporter: the planes were grounded overnight. that's the typical for such a thing. cal fire's cio says today they expect to send choppers out here for the next couple of hours. >> any update on structures damaged? >> so far we are still hearing
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just one outbuilding was completely destroyed and one home damaged. so far, no reports of injuries. a scene played out since yesterday. the air filled with so much smoke last night some people needed masks in the city. ash was raining down covering streets and cars in winters and, of course, the big story today is how about the wind in that area? >> that's very difficult to forecast because firestorms do develop their own windstorms. for the most part it will blow smoke. it's not my nature to call anybody out but when i check the "spare the air" page and they are calling for good air quality and then we see this, it's time for somebody to jump on it and say that air quality is unhealthy for people in napa and solano counties especially
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for those with respiratory ailments and children should stay in inside. this is thick smoke and gusty winds later and we have also the relative humidity that will be lowering to about 35%. right now the air temperature there is 49 degrees. and forecasts for today is going up to 84 degrees. again with those westerlies up to 20 miles per hour. the overnight low would drop down to 53. meanwhile, the winds have been a factor this morning, as well. they should dying down around the peninsula. they have been been picking up east bay. they are at 14 miles per hour in concord, fairfield 28, napa at 7. where we have the fire right now, 12-mile-per-hour winds with gusts up to 25. our highs today will top off in the 60s, 70s and a few low 80s. the coolest day of this workweek. but as we look ahead, especially in the lake berryessa area, we are going to hit 100 degrees. i'll tell you exactly when coming up at 48 minutes after the hour. lots of photos popping up on social media from the "wragg fire." take a look. this shot from twitter:
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>> send us your pictures on instagram and twitter. so again, there are mandatory evacuations near lake berryessa. this fire is threatening 200 homes. we'll have updates on air and online at bay area is dealing with yet another killing of a police officer while on duty. kpix 5's anne makovec joins us live. she is at the hayward city hall where a memorial is growing for sergeant scott lunger this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hayward is a small community so this really is hitting hard
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since the news came out yesterday morning. this memorial is small in front of city hall which is in downtown hayward but it has been growing and it is sitting under a flag at half-staff. the commute that scott lunger loved to serve showed their love and support for the 48- year-old sergeant father of two, husband, partner and friend. this world was a much better place with him in it. he was a truly solid man. solid cop. >> reporter: retired homicide investigator ramona hernandez knew lunger his entire 15-year career. >> this has been a shock for all of us. >> reporter: community leaders, colleagues, hayward firemen, chp officers and those who didn't know lunger held candles, wrote messages, and carried american flags with heavy hearts. >> it's so painful to see them going outside to do their jobs, i'm just so emotional because they don't get the credit they
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deserve for all that they do. [ crying ] >> reporter: his boss said that lunger inspired people at work. he is even doing so in his death. >> always wanted to be a cop before this but now even more. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: sergeant lunger was shot during a traffic stop at about 3:00 yesterday morning. he saw a man in a pickup swerving down residential streets. he pulled that driver over and got out of his patrol car and that's when the driver opened fire. sergeants lunger's partner -- sergeant lunger's partner was in another patrol car, fired at the pickup as it fled. a third officer tried to revive him but he died at eden medical center. the suspects's truck was found abandoned in oakland. the suspect is now in jail. and officers from neighboring departments came here to hayward yesterday right after this happened to take the pressure off the police department here knowing that they would be in mourning and
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we still see some officers' cars from other departments around. we just recently saw one from san leandro. so that is still in effect. live in hayward, anne makevoc, kpix 5. the suspect identified as 21-year-old mark estrada is from oakland. police say estrada does have some gang ties but no criminal record. he is being treated for gunshot wounds he got while driving away. and you can find more information on the shooting death of sergeant scott lunger at let's head to gianna with a check on traffic. >> we have a couple of new problems to report first off in the peninsula chp on scene with this accident two middle lanes blocked northbound 101 at san antonio. slow as a result. so give yourself some extra time. 280 a good alternate. no delays in both directions. we have reports of possible accident near sand hill on 280
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northbound. eastshore freeway bogging down slow out of berkeley maybe just east of there at this point headed towards the bay bridge where the metering lights are on. slow there backed up to the foot of the maze. 27 minutes now carquinez bridge to the maze. back to you guys. mud slide forced the closure of one of the main roads into yosemite. the park posted this picture of el portal road or highway show near the entrance somewhere under that pile of rocks and mud is the road. those who plan to go to yosemite will have to use big oak flat or wawona road to reach the valley from the west. no word on when the mud slide is going to be cleared. a very unusual heist in the bay area required some pretty heavy lifting. thieves stole a 300-pound statue right in the middle of the night last week in el cerrito. it's a terra cotta replica of a chinese war known as general joey. the family got it on vacation and now they want the statue
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back no questions asked. san jose police chief is planning to retire at the beginning of next year. chief larry esquivel has been with the sjpd since 1984 when he joined as a reserve officer. he then worked his way up the ranks becoming chief in 2013. esquivel faced several challenges during his tenure one of biggest a pension battle between the city and the police officers association. a resolution was reached last week, however. we asked chief esquivel if that had anything to do with his announcement. and meanwhile, assistant chief eddie garcia will take over as interim police chief. he has been with the department since 1992. it is 6:40. a rough night for some athletes arriving in california for the 60s world games. how they ended up hungry and sleeping on the floor for the special olympics world games. the movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is getting a big boost from the number 2
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so you can easily master the way you bank. now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> shelly rose joins us now -- charlie rose joins us now from new york. >> good morning, a new warning from the fbi director about cyberattacks and why he says isis is a bigger threat than al qaeda. plus, legal analyst rikki klieman on the california lawsuit that could force bill cosby to answer new questions about sexual assault allegations. and gayle's conversation with actor jake gillan hall. >> a potpourri of goodies. thank you. it's 6:44 on the business now, a number of people seeking
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jobless benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than 4 decades. kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks reports. >> reporter: good news on the job market with labor reporting a drop of 23,000 to 255,000. that's the lowest level since november of 1973 with a four- week average down continuing claims also falling. we have seen the job market strengthen over the past several months. it increased a little more for a stronger overall labor market. corporate earnings the main driver once again getting another big batch in today. a couple of silicon valley companies doing very well. memory chipmaker sandisk outline of milpitas as well as internet security provider 4 net out of sunnyvale. shares in sandisk up about 16%. that's helping the stock
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market. 4% on its results yesterday were rebounding after that big drop this morning. let's take a look at the big board and see how we're doing so far. a mixed beginning with the dow lower by 36 points. nasdaq getting help from san disk up about 4 and the s&p is down by 1 point. back to you. >> jason brooks from kcbs news, thank you. 6:46. happening today the vice president joe biden is making his way around the bay area. and kpix 5's kiet do is in newark right now where the vice president is expected to tackle many big issues this morning. >> reporter: the vice president says the drive to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a way that is sweeping the country and california is leading that charge. and that's why he is going to be here in newark later on this afternoon at a company called ferrinous to underscore that point. mr. biden has been touring companies across the state. yesterday he toured the
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bowbrick equipment company in hollywood. bowbrick stays competitive with china and therefore manufacturers and still pays its workers well. the violent says that along with profit sharing is smart business. >> what you started here which is not unusual in california, you started a mini revolution that's going to occur across the country. mark my words, two years from now, every major city is going to be where you guys are. two years from now, things are going to be very different. and you're helping. you're helping reestablish that bargain. >> reporter: the vice president scheduled to arrive sometime after noon. after that, he will be leading a roundtable discussion on preventative healthcare and innovation. live in newark, kiet do, kpix 5. time for traffic with gianna on a thursday. >> all right. i have good news and bad news. if you plan to take 101 through the peninsula this morning, the good news is that accident now cleared out of lanes northbound 101 near san antonio, embarcadero, the bad news is
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the damage done. so use 280 as an alternate a much better choice instead of using 101 through that portion. keep in mind also coming out of the south bay northbound 101 you will see brake lights around capitol expressway. and then slowing from 680 to trimble. looks like guadalupe parkway a good alternate as well for 101 through san jose. all right. checking the roads eastshore freeway slow-and-go westbound as you work your way towards the bay bridge. of course at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are on but look at this, sluggish backed up into the maze. 880 bogging down a bit northbound through oakland southbound brake lights as you approach the san mateo bridge and checking 580 still sluggish out of the altamont pass better through the dublin interchange. looks like we are seeing 22 to 25 minutes on that westbound 580. pittsburg, antioch, brake lights westbound highway 4 coming off the antioch bridge. so again through pittsburg and improves once you hit the eastshore freeway and check this out, live look at the san mateo bridge. both directions not bad on that eastbound side.
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westbound brake lights 19 minutes between 880 and 101. checking your drive on the richmond/san rafael bridge, also getting busy there. but your drive 101 southbound out of marin to the golden gate bridge no delays to report right now. that's a look at traffic. here's roberta. it's my favorite time of the program at 6:49 in the morning. time to check in with our weather watcher. we have strength in numbers and, in fact, this morning i noticed a brand-new weather watcher right there. 57 degrees so says becky dukes. thanks, becky, from san carlos, checking in with us with our weather watcher program so we can get a good handle on our microclimates to help you get out the door this morning. so we head from the peninsula to the north bay. this is the scene from our mount vaca cam looking out towards the "wragg fire" which is burning out of control in the lake berryessa area. you can see that the air quality is definitely compromised so please keep that in mind if you are in napa or in solano counties today. air temperatures in the 50s and
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60s. breezy, san ramon at 11:14 in concord. 18 in fairfield. we have an enhanced marine layer and that's going to keep it cool in fact today will pan out to be the coolest day of this workweek. it's banging up against the ridge of high pressure. not as windy as it was yesterday. definitely cool. that exits to the west. we have a warming trend beginning tomorrow. 86 degrees in sacramento and stockton. 67 degrees monterey. mid-80s ukiah. thunderstorms possible in the high sierra today. here you have the sun-up that already happened sunset down at 8:26. smack in between, we have a deep marine layer causing airport delays. one hour 13 minutes at sfo and some arriving flights. partial clearing at the beaches, 60s, 70s around the bay today. 70s and low 80s inland. 75 livermore? wow, that's about 13 degrees
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below average. so there's your warmup and by monday, we start to see 90s return. mid- and high 90s on tuesday and wednesday. so you know we'll have 100 degrees easily in the lake berryessa area. and that's your thursday forecast. special olympics athletes and coaches face some big travel problems as they arrived in southern california. flights and buses arrived late for at least 1500 athletes and coaches who arrived at los angeles international airport tuesday night. that left major backups at the delegation and welcome center at loyola marymount university. many slept on the floors. >> when you manage a group that large and from all those different places, it's done according to a pattern of flow. well, the flow pattern didn't exactly work the way we thought it was going to work. >> bummer! the opening ceremony is set for saturday at los angeles memorial coliseum. furniture store chain ikea has a warning for parents keep
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nuclear deal with iran. secretary of state john kerry will testify before a senate committee. congress has 60 days whether to agree to the deal. a house committee will hold a hearing today on so-called sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants. house republicans have introduced a bill to pull federal funding for those cities. the vice president joe vice president joe biden visits a company in the bay area which is developing a quick inexpensive blood test that can be done right at home. tributes pouring in for sergeant scott lunger the hayward police officer shot and killed during a traffic stop yesterday morning. a crowd gathered at hayward city hall yesterday for a vigil in his memory. sergeant lunger lives in brentwood. he leaves behind two daughters. as roberta has been reporting air quality is poor here near the "wragg fire." the smoke is thick.
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you can see the remnants of the fire yesterday behind me burnt foothills, firefighters facing unpredictable winds, difficult terrain and because of the drought, very dry terrain, as well. smoke and flames created a backdrop for tankers fighting the massive fire yesterday. a dc-10 dropping fire retashed dand along with hundreds -- dropping fire retardant along with hundreds of firefighters fighting this fire in rural california. helicopters scooped up water each bucket holding 324 gallons. emergency responders feared the fire would move quickly and it did ballooning to thousands of acres overnight. now, cal fire tells us of course those planes are grounded overnight. they will resume fighting the fire from the air within the hour. and they do anticipate that they will have to expand those fire lines today. and state route 128 shut
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down as well in wragg canyon. elsewhere palo alto northbound 101 cleared out at embarcadero slow-and-go from at least 237. sluggish out of the south bay, as well. westbound 80 at red top brand- new wreck to report blocking lanes. chp just arriving on scene causing a backup there. eastshore freeway slow any way out of berkeley towards the bay bridge. we are seeing a backup metering lights are on. you have sluggish conditions also and the san mateo bridge very slow on the westbound side. delays at sfo one hour and 13 minutes due to that right there low clouds areas of patchy fog, even a little bit of drizzle this morning. currently our temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. and later today we are going to talk about high temperatures, well, not that high at all. only in the mid-70s in our inland areas to right around 82 degrees in fairfield. 70s around the bay and peninsula. 60s at the beaches. so near normal around the coast today. but well below average in our inland areas. but wait! summery this weekend and triple digits by tuesday and wednesday. >> thank you, roberta. "wragg fire" 6,000 acres more than 200 homes are threatened
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